Archive for July, 2013

Deerness Tumblers Set for British Battle

19 tumblers from Deerness Gymnastics Academy are readying themselves for the British Championships this weekend and a feast of high quality non-stop gymnastics action.

The gymnasts best skills will be required in order to rise above the competition with high-flying somersaults and twists mixed with mind-blowing fast paced tumbling to seal the British titles at the British Championships that take place over the weekend 6/7th July at the LG Arena in Birmingham.

Gymnasts have battled through regional qualification events to claim their places at the most prestigious event of the year and have earned their right to fight for podium places and British glory. Deerness have the most competitors in the Championships, with 19 of the 111 tumblers coming from the Durham club.

“Tumbling is a relatively new discipline for our club but we have been able to achieve a lot in short amount of time and at last years British Championships we topped the medal table with 3 gold and 4 silver medals,” said Glen Wharton, head of tumbling. “Our tumblers and their coaches have worked really hard to develop their skills and its great to see so many qualifying for this event and we can’t wait to see them all in action”

Deerness Tumblers who have qualified for the national championships include:

  • 9/10 Girls: Mia Liddell, Lydia Overal, Lucia Woodhouse
  • 11/12 Girls: Sophie Allen, Lauren Husband, Amy Jeff, Cleo Watson
  • 11/12 Boys: Sam Stafford, David Richardson
  • 13/14 Girls: Shanice Davidson, Alexandra Richardson
  • 13/14 Boys: Jonathan Morgan
  • 15/16 Girls: Georgia Clayton, Rachel Davies, Matilda Hamilton
  • 15/16 Boys: Ryan Dury, Tom McGuire, Zack Willis
  • 17/18 Boys: Steven Gilmore

via Deerness Tumblers Set for British Battle.


Kids Club Ushaw Moor – After School Activity Club


Kids Club is an after school activity club run by local mums and volunteers who are CRB checked and aims to provide recreational and leisure time activities for children aged 7 to 11 years in an effort to develop their physical and mental capacities and in doing so support them in growing to full maturity as individuals and members of society.

Kids Club meet every Tuesday from 5.00-6.30pm at the Hut Chestnut Grove Ushaw Moor, and provides children with a friendly, safe and stimulating environment, where they can enjoy making new friends. We provide a variety of activities to keep them busy after school and during school holidays, which includes the following:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Organised games
  • Board games
  • Sports (indoor / outdoor)
  • Air hockey / football table / table tennis/ pool / x box 360
  • Discos
  • Environmental project activities
  • Cookery Course
  • Gardening Club
  • Outings

via Kids Club Ushaw Moor | About Us.